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Forum: Hiking with man's best friend (Dog trails & talk)   07-19-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By sandy
Are you sure about that. I just did Cypress to...

Are you sure about that. I just did Cypress to Unnecessary today and "dropping into the watershed" did not appear a feasible option.
Forum: Park Closures, Avalanche Advisories, Road Reports   07-19-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 695
Posted By sandy
Koch Creek bridge was out about half a dozen...

Koch Creek bridge was out about half a dozen years ago. Pretty sure it is in now, but if you are a Facebook member you could try asking on one of the Kootenay forums.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-31-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 954
Views: 212,786
Posted By sandy
Snow starts at about 1200 metres.

Snow starts at about 1200 metres.
Forum: Mountaineering, Scrambling, and Climbing   05-30-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By sandy
It's not just Nepali Government fault. The...

It's not just Nepali Government fault. The sheople are responsible too.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-20-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 954
Views: 212,786
Posted By sandy
Here are recent conditions from the last couple...

Here are recent conditions from the last couple of weeks:
Hurley Road is open. Limited pull-outs plowed out, 1 or 2 cars would get in near the Semaphore Lakes trail. Snow is much less than...
Forum: British Columbia   05-01-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 18,013
Posted By sandy
Most everybody does Glacier Dome from the west...

Most everybody does Glacier Dome from the west these days as glacial recession has made the east side route untenable.

It is glacier, so yep, it pretty much has snow year round. From the west,...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-01-2019, 12:24 AM
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Views: 212,786
Posted By sandy
We were just up at Elfin climbing Garibaldi. ...

We were just up at Elfin climbing Garibaldi.

Snowline is currently around 1200 metres which is high for this time of year. Probably need spikes. Snow was freezing hard overnight, however...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   04-17-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By sandy
For what it is worth, snowline about 800 metres...

For what it is worth, snowline about 800 metres up the Callaghan Valley nearby. That trail gets icy, take some kind of traction device.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   04-13-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By sandy
For anyone who wants to know, last weekend of the...

For anyone who wants to know, last weekend of the winter season this weekend (13 April) then apparently closed until they start the summer hours which are remarkably short. When open, it is $16 per...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   04-10-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By sandy
Whistler Olympic Park

What is the deal for backcountry skiers using Whistler Olympic Park to access the backcountry, eg Metal Dome, Rainbow Lake.

There website is spectacularly unhelpful. Apparently they are closed...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   04-10-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 191,039
Posted By sandy
Prolly have to stick to the front ranges this...

Prolly have to stick to the front ranges this time of year. Goat, Kid Goat, Loder, Door Jam are the usual early season wanders. Or try down Prairie Mountain way.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   04-02-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 954
Views: 212,786
Posted By sandy
Skied Howe Sound Crest from Cypress Ski Hill to...

Skied Howe Sound Crest from Cypress Ski Hill to Christmas Gully, up Christmas Gully to Strachan. Not really good on skis. The track is melting out fast and is really narrow to ski alternating with...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   02-02-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 954
Views: 212,786
Posted By sandy
Whoa, are things that bad that Mitch is...

Whoa, are things that bad that Mitch is snowshoeing???
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   01-29-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By sandy
You might want to do the classic route up to the...

You might want to do the classic route up to the Keyhole (track takes off from the main Kaslo Lake trail and then hike to the top of Cond Peak.

If you have a chance you will also want to hike up...
Forum: Snowshoeing and Backcountry Skiing   12-27-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,405
Posted By sandy
Perhaps given your experience level, the...

Perhaps given your experience level, the Tetrahedron Huts would be more appropriate - and likely much better snowshoeing.
Forum: British Columbia   12-07-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,387
Posted By sandy
It's a disingenuous advertisement. They rave on...

It's a disingenuous advertisement. They rave on about all the epic lines to be had, then say its " for experienced ski tourers only." Truth is, if you are experienced enough to go ski touring up...
Forum: British Columbia   12-01-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,387
Posted By sandy
I see a rash of accidents in the future. People...

I see a rash of accidents in the future. People are notoriously bad at determining their own level of experience.
Forum: Book Reviews   11-13-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,098
Posted By sandy
Yeah, a ziplock would totally suffice. But...

Yeah, a ziplock would totally suffice. But people just gotta buy stuff.....
Forum: Book Reviews   11-09-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,098
Posted By sandy
I'm not sure what the point of that story is,...

I'm not sure what the point of that story is, except it could be taken as supporting my point that a GPS makes you dumber. A GPS takes you in a straight line from point to point, rarely do we travel...
Forum: The Lodge   11-09-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By sandy
This is great and will enable me to converse...

This is great and will enable me to converse freely with all the rad climbers hanging out at The Pines here at Arapiles. I'll tell them I'm stoked to go on a mission to send a splitter crack (pretty...
Forum: Book Reviews   11-07-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,098
Posted By sandy
Love my kobo as an avid reader, I can take a few...

Love my kobo as an avid reader, I can take a few hundred books on a trip and never run out. Very economical too, borrow from your library or get free books online. Surely they must be better for the...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-15-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,454
Posted By sandy
The trouble with normal is it always gets worse.

The trouble with normal is it always gets worse.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-12-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,454
Posted By sandy
Wow, awesome work Paul and crew. Not many folks...

Wow, awesome work Paul and crew. Not many folks would spend five days working on a trail - specially when other folks feel compelled to bitch about it.
Forum: Alberta Hiking   10-04-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,948
Posted By sandy
I thought that tiny pocket glacier on the way up...

I thought that tiny pocket glacier on the way up to Opabin Pass was pretty safe. I've never used a rope summer or winter, but, I guess if there has been a recent thin layer of snow and/or you are...
Forum: Snowshoeing and Backcountry Skiing   10-02-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,835
Posted By sandy
Purcell Mountain Lodge is a heli in that has some...

Purcell Mountain Lodge is a heli in that has some mellow terrain that people enjoy for cross-country skiing (in addition to the usual more vertical stuff for the powder hounds). One of the Wells...
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